Gifts to Show Appreciation to Teachers When Virtual Classes End

Teachers have stepped up to continues lessons online. Show them some love when the pandemic is over with these gifts to show appreciation to teachers.

Coming up with just the right gift for teachers at the end of the school year is difficult even when your child is seeing his or her teacher every day. With school ending without goodbye hugs, graduations or year-end parties, it’s hard to know exactly what says “thank you.”

We asked local school administrators for input for ideas of what would be best for teachers this year.

Gift cards

A gift card is always welcome, especially at a time that a gift card could help a small business. At Harvest Elementary School in Saline, some teachers sent home their own classroom supplies with students to help with the transition to virtual learning.

Principal Emily Sickler recommends gift cards to bookstores and teachers’ stores that would help replenish some of those classroom libraries and start next year’s students anew.

Shop local

Help local businesses while remembering teachers with gift cards to restaurants or stores in your community. At The Grosse Pointe Academy, a teacher was sent a bouquet of flowers as a thank you with an added bonus of a gift certificate to a local flower farm, says Lani Martin, director of marketing and communications.

Remember that teachers are also under quarantine stress, so your child can help them practice self-care when businesses reopen with certificates to local hair salons and spas.

Donation

Consider a donation to a local charity for COVID relief in your teacher’s name. Food pantries, restaurant relief or a donation to a cause close to your child’s teacher’s heart (artist relief if her favorite teacher is the art teacher, for instance) will leave a lasting impression.

Handwritten notes and cards

Don’t underestimate the impact of handwritten notes and kid-styled art. Students old enough to write their own notes should be encouraged to thank their teachers and cards can be sent to the school.

Preschoolers who are still learning their letters can dictate a note to their parents (if you write exactly what your child says, their teachers will love hearing their student’s voice in a parent’s handwriting) and add their own flair with hand-drawn art or a colored picture.

Video surprises

Let your child thank his or her teacher with a song, poem or even recitation of thanks on video. Plan and practice in advance, then send the thanks in an email or your child can help the class compile a video of thank yous to post on YouTube.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
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